Sunday, January 7, 2024

My purpose remains the same

Big brother, little sister
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(Painting this I loved the
expression on the little girl's
face, and all the small
details that are so characteristic
of what young boys like --
Super Mario T-shirts, camp
necklaces, big, clunky black
watches -- it made me miss
my sons as small boys. I wasn't
good at photographing my art back then.)

I found a post from 2020 on this day.  In January of 2020 we didn't know
we were heading into a pandemic. I remember friends asking if I would
avoid travel because of that thing they call COVID-19, and the attitude 
was casual -- like it would be about colds.  Then the school I work for
quit holding live classes on March 9, 2020, and millions of people lost their
lives to the virus.

I liked this post about purpose.  The world is still in a mess -- it seems
like it's worse than in 2020.  The wars are horrific, the climate change
is bordering on out of control.  COVID-19 is surging again.
My purpose remains the same.

" I think that my purpose is to create hope, spread love, joy and
when I'm in person with 
friends, family, colleagues and students, to
help us all get to laughter. 

My purpose is to help us get happy.  But sometimes
this feels impossible.  It's hard to see the light with Australia
(and Canada and other countries this past summer) burning,
 and a full scale 
war in the middle east (and apparently more
than 100 conflicts worldwide.)  But we have to keep working
on it.  We have to vote for people who care more
about climate change than money for oil, who care about saving
the planet.  And we have to end all war 

As an 18 year old I marched for peace.  Let's get some."

Have an enjoying your purpose day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting❤️❤️❤️ Beautiful purpose and I wish for more people with such a purpose❣️🤗❣️❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

You make me very happy with your comments. I hope you are having a good
start to the year.


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